Land dispute under spotlight

Source : Phnom penh Post

Evictees watch a community building burn next to a sugar plantation in Oddar Meanchey during a 2009 eviction. CCHR released a report on Thursday on the experiences of local communities across three provinces who suffered rights violations as a result of land disputes. Photo supplied

The Cambodian Center for Human Rights (CCHR) released a report on Thursday on the experiences of local communities across three provinces who suffered rights violations as a result of land disputes with companies operating in the Kingdom. Continue reading

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Increase in land dispute resolutions

Source : Khmer Times 

A land title is given to a Kratie villager. Supplied

The Land Management Ministry yesterday announced it solved 364 out of 990 land dispute cases reported throughout the country this year, an increase when compared to last year’s 208 solved cases.

A report issued yesterday noted that the ministry’s cadastral survey commission solved 263 of the cases, while the ministry’s working group solved 101. Continue reading

Kampong Chhnang court put two land grabbers in detention

Source : Phnom Penh Post 

Kampong Chhnang authorities inspect the location where two suspects were caught red-handed ‘clearing protected forest land’. Photo supplied

The Kampong Chhnang provincial court on Saturday ordered the detention of two suspects charged with illegal forest clearing in Rolea Ba’ier district, said the deputy provincial prosecutor Long Sitha.

“The investigating judge ordered them to be detained. I do not remember which article of the law, but it concerned the preservation of forest land,” Sitha said. Continue reading

Government reorganises land dispute resolution body

Source : Khmer Times 

Chea Sophara now chairs the National Authority for Land Dispute Resolution. KT/Chor Sokunthea

The government has reorganised the Kingdom’s land resolution body, which deals with land disputes.

According to a sub-decree signed on December 13 by Prime Minister Hun Sen, Land Management Minister Chea Sophara becomes chairman of the National Authority for Land Dispute Resolution and Khun Haing becomes his vice chairman. Continue reading

End sought to 10-year row

Source : Phnom Penh Post

Koh Kong villagers have been locked in a dispute with Chinese firm Union Development Group. Heng Chivoan

Representatives of villagers locked in a land dispute for more than a decade said they have handed petitions to the EU, US and Chinese embassies and the land management and environment ministries in a bid to bring about a speedy solution to the ongoing case. Continue reading

Kandal residents in land dispute accept compensation

Source : Khmer Times 

About 90 percent of the villagers locked in the land dispute have accepted compensation. CFCC

Kandal provincial authorities and six unnamed companies in Kandal Stung district are handing out money to thousands of families locked in a 400-hectare land dispute in a bid to quell protests.

Those who accept the money must relinquish their claim and cease from gathering in public to demand compensation. Continue reading

Defendants plea hearing delay

Source : Phnom Penh Post

Kuoy ethnic community members were sued in 2015 after they allegedly seized two bulldozers in a land dispute with the company, Lan Feng. Supplied

An NGO worker and six Kuoy ethnic community members from Brame commune in Preah Vihear province’s Tbeng Meanchey district requested on Wednesday a delay of their court hearing over a land dispute dating to 2014. Continue reading